Statin Soothes Delirium For Critically Ill Patients

By | Fri, 01/17/2014 - 00:00

UK researchers recommend statin therapy to prevent delirium in critically ill patients who have received statin before.


Diabetes Centers of Excellence Conference: February 26-28, 2014

By | Wed, 01/01/2014 - 09:00

Developing and implementing diabetes centers of excellence to deliver high quality care across the continuum, meet growing patient demands, promote prevention, and improve outcomes.


New Mexico City Building 'Eats' Pollution

By | Sun, 12/29/2013 - 14:20

A new hospital building in Mexico City, the Torre de Especialidades, is covered in a new type of tile called “proSolve370e,” which can neutralize the chemicals produced by 8,750 cars every day.


There’s Lead In Your Christmas Tree Lights

By | Tue, 12/24/2013 - 10:19

Holiday lights come with a dark side — they contain enough lead in them to be harmful.


2013’s Biggest Medical Breakthroughs

By | Fri, 12/20/2013 - 15:07

2013 saw huge leaps forward in many areas of medical and health science. We chose to highlight 13 of the year's biggest medical breakthroughs.


Families Often Embarrassed By Mentally Ill Relatives

By | Mon, 12/02/2013 - 10:42

An analysis of data from the World Mental Health Surveys found that mental health disorders were more likely to be accompanied by stigma from family members than physical illnesses.


Memories Are "Geotagged" In Your Brain

By | Fri, 11/29/2013 - 12:32

Scientists used a video game to understand how our brains map our memories of events, and associate them with other events that took place in the same area.


High Cholesterol Fuels Breast Cancer Growth And Spread

By | Fri, 11/29/2013 - 09:48

A byproduct of cholesterol, called 27HC, spurs the growth and spread of breast cancer by mimicking the hormone estrogen. Researchers say that tumors can use it as a source of fuel.


Better Sex Makes Fruit Flies Live Longer

By | Fri, 11/29/2013 - 08:47

Male fruit flies who were manipulated in sexual frustration ended up with poorer health and shorter lives than flies who were able to mate at will, proving that a better sex life could lead to longer life.

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Superbugs Are Outmaneuvering Our Drug Arsenals

By | Thu, 10/24/2013 - 19:23

A PBS documentary presents a sobering outlook about the inevitable rise of 'superbugs' that are catching many hospitals and government agencies off guard and creating a 'silent epidemic'

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It’s Not Just Nicotine That Makes Cigarettes Addictive

By | Thu, 10/24/2013 - 13:28

Nicotine-free tobacco smoke elicited more addictive behavior in rats than pure nicotine or smoke from manufactured tobacco that contains nicotine.


Nun Teaches Taekwondo To Children With Cancer

By | Tue, 10/15/2013 - 18:04

Linda Sim, the taekwondo-teaching nun, trains children fighting leukemia and brain tumors.


The Changing Face Of American Identity

By | Fri, 10/04/2013 - 15:57

Renowned portrait artist Martin Schoeller shot a diverse array of American faces that challenge our preconceptions of race and identity.

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Egyptians Wore Jewelry Made From Space Metals

By | Tue, 08/20/2013 - 08:47

The earliest known iron artifacts come from outer space, according to new research from University College London.

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Can Electrolyte-Filled 'Hydrating Beer' Really Prevent Hangovers?

By | Fri, 08/16/2013 - 17:17

A new type of Beer, packed with electrolytes tastes just like genuine suds, but can also — supposedly — spare you from that nefarious morning hangover.